Category Archives: Pet Safety

Beat the Heat: Paw Protection

As the middle of the Summer approaches Central Florida, the heat starts to rise even more and so does the temperature on the ground. Many dog owners and dog walkers enjoy walks with their dogs and have even incorporated it into their everyday routine. But, many of them fall short in remembering an important detail:…

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Canine Massage: How to for Dog Owners

Help your dog stay fit and flexible with these massage and stretch techniques For many of our dogs, especially as they age, joint degeneration, muscle atrophy, loss of flexibility and subsequent pain are all too common. Considering that conventional options for treating a dog's pain and arthritis are limited (typically, prescription drugs and/or surgery), it…

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Dog Differences: Service, Therapy & Emotional Support

Are you using the terms service dog, therapy dog and emotional support dog interchangeably? Did you know there’s a difference between these three types of dogs? To help clarify, we’ve written this article to explain where you may see a certain type of dog and when someone may need one. What’s The Difference Between Service, Therapy &…

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Vestibular Disease in Dogs

What is Vestibular Disease? We understand a ‘stroke’ from human medicine as a sudden hemorrhage or blood clot to an area of the brain that can lead to weakness, paralysis, potential loss of speech and cognitive functions and potentially, death.   While it is not impossible for dogs to develop bleeding problems in the brain, the…

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7 Habits of Inspiring Dog Parents

Dip'n Dogs Owner Rachel, her husband and their two dogs, Lola & Leo Yes, we are crazy dog parents to the fullest-in a good way! You know, the ones that are obsessed with their dogs and love to talk about dogs, and schedule their lives around their dogs, have careers catered to dogs, dream about…

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Why Having a Dog is Good for Your Health!

Dogs not only bring joy to our lives, but current research finds that having a dog is good for our health and overall well-being. There are constant studies analyzing the human/dog bond and provided below are many reasons and explanations as to why canines are essential for our lives! Physical Exercise Increases The older we…

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How To Protect Your Dog from Fleas & Ticks

Summer is almost here and along with the rising temperatures comes the rise in fleas and ticks. Keeping your dog safe is of the utmost priority during these especially warm months because of the potential threat of these pests! Here in Florida, flea and tick season takes place all year round, however the risk of…

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Foods To Never Feed Your Dog

It can be quite difficult to say no to your precious pup, especially when they give you the puppy dog stare and silent begging body language. But, you may be doing your dog a huge favor and possibly saving their life. Many people are unaware of foods that are not safe or even toxic for…

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Certified vs. Trained-Who is Really Swimming Your Dog?

Some of our hydrotherapy clients we've swam and currently swim CERTIFIED Canine Hydrotherapy or Not? The other day, a friend of mine was telling me how a couple years ago she had hired a canine hydrotherapist to work with her dog. Sophie, a beagle mix, was older, had severe arthritis and didn’t want to move…

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Dog Bloat: Causes, Signs & Symptoms

Have you heard of bloat? If you’ve got a dog at home, this disease is something you should learn about. In humans, bloat, also known as gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) complex, is pretty harmless. For dogs though, this disease can be extremely dangerous and life threatening. It is important to take the time to educate yourself…

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